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Catherine

Catherine is an unusual flowering cherry tree because it flowers so early. The relatively large single white blossoms appear in early winter - possibly even as early as December in some years.

In autumn the leaves turn an intense orange-red in, making this one of the best of the ornamental cherries for autumn leaf colours.

Prunus

Catherine flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

For the best autumn colours, plant in a sheltered location in full sun.

History

Prunus 'Catherine' is thought to be related to Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea', and shares its characteristic of flowering very early in the winter. However the strong autumn leaf colours take after 'Collingwood Ingram' and Prunus sargentii although its growth habit is not as neat as the former. 

Catherine characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colourWinter colour
    • Growth habit:Spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flower colour:White
    • Flowering season:Early
    • Flowering month:JanuaryFebruaryDecember
    • Flower form:Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Growth rate:Average
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:Belgium
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis Rosea
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis Rosea
    A close relative of Prunus Catherine, with similar winter-flowering.


How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.